my duvet finally came in the mail today, so i finally got to make my bed for real! now all thats left to do is paint our walls (the color is sooo ugly…) and hang up all our pictures! im so excited to get our place all finished and perfect 🍇🍯
Your life will never be “perfect”. Because perfect doesn’t exist. It’s a mirage created by shoulds. But good exists and maybe that’s enough to feel free. Because it’s not about a perfect life. Because when you get what you want, you will want more and when you get that, you will want more. We are human. That’s how we’re wired. So maybe we shouldn’t shoot for perfect. Maybe we should build a good life and by good I mean a life with meaning and what will make it perfect is leaning into and appreciating everything we have built and not being afraid anymore. What will make it perfect is finally feeling free.
I never thought I would feel as happy, satisfied, sad, and astonished as much as I just did listening to the TAZ finale. Griffin is such a good story teller and crafted the perfect and fulfilling ending TAZ deserved.
Thia was such a wonderful experience and even though I joined the fandom super late i still enjoyed The Adventure Zone so so much. There’s never been anything quite like this podcast.
Thank you Mcelorys.
So I dunno about you guys but I love the movie ‘Before Sunset’. So I used a quote from that to inspire this little one-shot. Hope it’s okay dude?
Bechloe - ‘Sunset’
[Beca and Chloe revealed their feelings for one another on their final night in the Bellas house. They had a one-night stand. They woke up together. Then Beca had to leave an hour later to move to LA. Chloe moved back home to Florida. Four years later they meet again at the wedding of Fat Amy and Bumper. They haven’t seen each other since that night they spent together. Chloe’s engaged. Beca’s a big hot-shot recording artist with top 5 hits all over the world. They’re placed next to each other at dinner of the wedding reception. They’re unintentionally left alone at that table. They get talking.]
Beca: “You know, I think that record that I wrote, in a way, was like building something. So that I wouldn’t forget the details of the time that we spent together. You know, like just a reminder that once we really did meet! You know, that it was all real! That it happened!”
Chloe: “I’m happy you’re saying that, because… I mean, I always feel like a freak, because I’m never able to move on like… this! You know. People just have an affair, or even entire relationships… they break up and they forget! They move on like they would have changed a brand of cereals!
I feel I was never able to forget anyone I’ve been with. Because each person has their own, specific qualities. You can never replace anyone. What is lost is lost.
Each relationship, when it ends, really damages me. I never fully recover. That’s why I’m very careful with getting involved, because… It hurts too much! Even getting laid! I actually don’t do that… I will miss on the other person the most mundane things. Like I’m obsessed with little things.
Maybe I’m crazy, but… when I was a little girl, my mom told me that I was always late to school. One day she followed me to see why. I was looking at chestnuts falling from the trees, rolling on the sidewalk, or… ants crossing the road, the way a leaf casts a shadow on a tree trunk… Little things.
I think it’s the same with people. I see in them little details, so specific to each of them, that move me, and that I miss, and… will always miss.
You can never replace anyone, because everyone is made of such beautiful specific details. Like I remember the way, your left eye has a bit of orange in it. And how the sun was making it glow, that… that morning, right before you left.
I remember that, and… I missed it!”
I'm replaying through the trilogy again and I've finally come to the end and I'm absolutely frustrated cause I still don't know what ending to choose even after three times! The destroy ending (with high EMS) would be so perfect if EDI didn't die (and the geth too) and I'm so frustrated I hate (love) this game!!!
Also replaying it again after playing through andromeda really put in perspective how the games compare. Like story and graphics wise I think andromeda is better than the original game. Overall I like 3-2-A-1 based on story/quality of game. I still don’t know why people dislike andromeda that much, but also I kind of do cause I thought it was a bit eh at first until I replayed the trilogy again, ya feel?
I can’t pick Destroy. I really dislike Control. I end up with Synthesis but definitely not because it’s my favorite - it has so many problems :/ I think we’re meant to have those three “bad” endings, “impossible choices”. Others will disagree. I know a lot of people love Destroy and think it has a loophole, that you’re basically keeping the geth and EDI around later by finding their codes, rebuilding, etc. It’s possible. If it happens and they do survive, then it’s definitely the ideal ending. As it is, it kinda hurts to pick it :/ It also bothers me on many levels because the narration is all “synthetics and organics can co-exist! make peace! yay!” and then bam, you know?
And the trilogy made you love MEA? Interesting. I think it had that same effect on me, but more for a lore reason. Just reminded me how much I love it and how there are so many things to discover and love about it in MEA :)
My own ranking would be more 2-3-1-A, but I can see Andromeda’s appeal after Mass Effect 1, which does have an old and awkward gameplay. I love it a lot, though. It’s more than just “nostalgia”, it has that sort of innocence and sixties’ sci-fi vibe I really like.
I want it known that I have finally seen all of Flash season 3 and I am utterly heartbroken. Like, wow. They really decided to do that to me. Just break my heart.
I also want it to be known that Westallen is pure perfection and I love them so much.
Now, excuse me while I go cry over the finale.
Lately I've been trying so hard to accept myself and come "back to my own reality" in a way. For years I've tried to make myself be or see myself as this aesthetic being that is ethereal and perfect and glowy but also not really me at all. I'm not sure if you can relate to this, but I'm trying very hard at it. I used to keep an album in my phone or photos I "should" aspire to look like but I recently deleted it. I hope I can finally just be and not try to be "someone"
i’m glad for your developments! i can relate, i feel like in the past i’ve had a lot of illusions of how i “should” look and act all tied up in patterns of disordered eating and self hatred …. and it’s just not healthy. ultimately, embracing my own strangeness, learning to laugh at myself, and prioritize my own comfort has changed everything. it can feel extremely vulnerable and i wouldn’t say i’m 100% Who I Am, Unpolluted, yet, but i’m on my way. i wish you the best of luck, and it sounds like you’re on the right track!
literally every ep in teh finale and most in stolen century made me tera up i’m excited
i feEL YA COMPLETELY!!! EVEN THE FRICKEN ENDING BITS OF THE SUFFERING GAME KILLED ME. The back stories and such, and then literally aNY TIME Lup is mentioned or Griffin hints at her or like they say loop i like burst into tears i love her so much
Less than 2 secs after Clarke’s lip starts quivering Bellamy jumps in with a real, sincere hug. Even though he’s just said goodbye to his sister for maybe the last time, he rushes to comfort her. He can’t just do nothing when she’s upset. And her tears upset him. They’re both holding on so tight AND I’M STILL EMOTIONAL OVER THEM GETTING RIPPED APART FOR 6 YEARS JUST 2 HOURS AFTER THIS